January 2, 2015

Register for UW POD Webinars: Email, Presentations and More

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UW students, faculty and staff can register now for winter quarter webinars offered by UW Professional and Organizational Development (POD). New this quarter is Managing and Organizing Your Email Inbox — Google Apps, which complements the same course for Outlook. Also, the popular Creating Engaging Presentations With Prezi is offered solely to a UW audience on February 10. See the full list of POD webinars; most last 90 minutes and cost $65 on a UW Budget.

December 29, 2014

E-RESOURCE: Immigration Records of the INS, 1880-1930

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This primary source collection includes documents from investigations by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) during the massive immigration wave of 1880-1930. Part of the ProQuest History Vault, Immigration Records of the INS, 1880-1930 covers Asian immigration to California, Hawaii and other states; Mexican immigration to the U.S. from 1906 to 1930; and European immigration. The regulation of prostitution and white slavery, and the suppression of radical aliens is extensively documented as well.

December 8, 2014

MyUW Mobile for Students: Finals Schedule, Grades and More

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MyUW Mobile's newest release includes a final exams schedule, shows final grades, and displays a student’s major, minor and class standing. Other new features include updated timely reordering and hide/show of content based on quarterly milestones, and local and permanent addresses displayed in the user profile. New content will be released frequently. Visit MyUW with your mobile device.

December 5, 2014

UW Profiles: Requested Enhancements Now Available

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It is easier to understand trends in UW student enrollment, course-taking, academic progress and degrees with new enhancements to UW Profiles, the Web-based dashboards of University data. Now you can drill down to explore trends at the major, degree or curriculum level, and display information in tabular—as well as visual—format. Also, all dashboards now provide new filters and breakdown options. Faculty and staff can log into UW Profiles to learn how to access and use the tool.

December 2, 2014

E-RESOURCE: Silent Film Online

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Love cinema? Then don’t miss the Silent Film Online database, which takes viewers to the foundations of modern cinematic technique and film theory. The more than 500 films in the database cover silent features, serials and shorts from the 1890s to the 1930s. This e-resource is brought to you by University Libraries.

November 25, 2014

HR/Payroll Modernization: Design Phase Complete; Biweekly Pay Coming in 2016

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The HR/Payroll Modernization Project has just completed its six-month design phase, including a key decision to move all UW employees to a biweekly pay schedule beginning January 2016, according to the Project’s recent newsletter, UW@Work. This change will result in 26 (rather than 24) slightly smaller paychecks each year, with total annual pay not affected. Learn more about how the new pay cycle affects you and submit a question for an upcoming FAQ. The UW’s new HR and payroll system will launch by late December 2015.

November 18, 2014

Technology’s Power to Improve Learning Is Focus of Provost’s Report

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The use of technology to engage students and improve learning is highlighted in the latest Provost’s report. Part of a series on trends and issues in higher education, the report focuses on the innovative work of 20 faculty and staff at UW’s three campuses who are using video, lecture capture, online discussions and other teaching technologies to reach their learning goals. Links to teaching with technology resources, both centrally and at UW Bothell and UW Tacoma, are included.

November 14, 2014

Get UW Computing Tips and More on YouTube

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A new two-minute video with tips on safeguarding your personal data and UW institutional information is now available on the UW-IT YouTube Channel. View the closed-captioned Top 12 Smart Computing Tips, created by the UW Office of the Chief Information Security Officer, for an entertaining reminder of how to keep your data safe. Note also two other videos on tech workshops and services specifically for UW students.

November 12, 2014

UW-IT Expands Evening Maintenance to Keep Classroom Equipment Working at UW Seattle

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To ensure instructors have dependable teaching equipment in more than 300 UW Seattle general-use classrooms, UW-IT’s Classroom Technology & Events has expanded its maintenance program to midnight. Projectors, speakers, microphones, laptop cables and desktop computers now can be continually tested, repaired or replaced, and ready for use the next day. Instructors expressed appreciation for “understanding the importance of functioning classroom equipment” and “fast response” to their emails. This service includes equipment tutorials for night-class instructors and after-hours help.